Art Every Day 100: On Reviving a Brush

Art Every Day 100: On Reviving a Brush

There is no before picture, but this is the after picture of a paint brush that was near death. The bristles were stuck together with hardened paint (mostly acrylic), etc., so that only the lower half of the bristles remained flexible. It took some time and some work, but rubbing alcohol dissolved the paint, leaving the brush almost like new.

I put some alcohol in a jar lid, and worked the brush in it until I was able to break up the single clump of bristle into smaller pieces; at that point it looked like a badly ruined brush, bristle bits sticking out every which way, but eventually I was able to break down all of the clumps and smooth the bristles.

~ by thiscassandra on Wednesday 11 December 2013.

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